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Franklin Pierce

(1804—1869)


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(1804–69)

US Democratic statesman, 14th President of the USA (1853–57). His presidency saw the rise of divisions within the country over slavery and the encouragement of settlement in the north-west. His support for the Kansas–Nebraska Act lost him the support of northern Democrats and any chance of renomination in 1856.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.


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